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Human Resources
Employee Relations Representative
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Kindred Healthcare | Louisville, KY
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Job Description

The word "kindred" has many meanings, including allied, similar and family. We believe the name reflects our business as well as our values. Ranked one of Fortune Magazine's Most Admired Healthcare Companies in 2009, 2010 and 2011, Kindred's mission is to promote healing, provide hope, preserve dignity and produce value for each patient, resident, family member, customer, employee and shareholder we serve.

Kindred Healthcare, Inc., a top-150 private employer in the United States, is a healthcare services company based in Louisville, Kentucky with annual revenues of $6 billion and approximately 76,900 employees in 46 states. At September 30, 2011, Kindred through its subsidiaries provided healthcare services in over 2,250 locations, including 120 long-term acute care hospitals, five inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, 224 nursing and rehabilitation centers, 23 sub-acute units, 47 hospice and home care locations, 102 inpatient rehabilitation units (hospital-based) and a contract rehabilitation services business, RehabCare, which served approximately 1,740 non-affiliated facilities. Ranked as one of Fortune magazine's Most Admired Healthcare Companies for three years in a row, Kindred's mission is to promote healing, provide hope, preserve dignity and produce value for each patient, resident, family member, customer, employee and shareholder we serve.

We are recruiting an Employee Relations Representative to join our Human Resources Department.

Assists in providing guidance, policy interpretation, and consultation to management teams on a wide variety of employee relations matters, including EEOC and other state and federal anti-discrimination laws, Immigration regulations, FMLA, ADA, and performance issues. Assists in conducting internal investigations, documents and prepares responses.

Essential Functions:

Advises managers on policy interpretation/application and solutions in response to employee complaints, performance management, discipline and termination, while complying with federal and state labor and employment laws and company policy and procedures
Conducts internal investigations of field employee relations issues such as harassment, discrimination, Open Door Policy complaints, and retaliation, including interviews with facility employees and analyzing documentation Drafts written responses to issues as appropriate.
Investigates, researches and applies state and federal laws and regulations as they pertain to employee relations issues.
Facilitates cooperation and coordination between Support Center departments, including Human Resources, Payroll, Travel, Risk Management, Legal, etc., in the resolution of employee concerns received by the Compliance Hotline or through the Open Door process.

Demonstrated understanding of various HR disciplines and how they are applied to Employee Relations area
Demonstrated knowledge of progressive HR practices
Strong verbal and written communications skills
Consultative/negotiation skills
Analytical, planning and organizational skills
Proficient in Microsoft Office suite
Bachelor's degree in HR, Business, Communication or related field
PHR/SPHR preferred
3 years experience in assisting employees/managers with human resource related issues
Prefer experience in large multi-site company

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About Kindred Healthcare

Kindred Healthcare, ranked as one of Fortune magazine’s “Most Admired Healthcare Company” for eight years, is the nation’s largest provider of post-acute care, enabling us to meet the health and wellness needs for Americans from hospital to home.

Kindred Transitional Care Hospitals, a division of Kindred Healthcare, play a vital role in the recovery process for chronic, critically ill and medically complex patients who require acute care and rehabilitation over an extended recovery period.